Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Book Blast: TEMPTING SYDNEY by Angela Corbett + Giveaway



Synopsis 

“Someone needs to make you come completely undone, Sydney Parker.” His tongue moved slowly over his lips. “That someone is going to be me.”

Goal-oriented Sydney Parker has never had a problem focusing. She’s about to start law school, the first step on her way to the Supreme Court. With no time for relationships, she lives vicariously through her best friend Brynn, who has recently decided to use sex as a research tool. Sydney, however, hasn’t been laid in years. Men are a distraction, one Sydney has diligently avoided…until Jackson West crashes into her life, and under her hood.

The last thing Sydney needs is a hot mechanic working on her ‘69 Camaro. Especially a hot mechanic with eyes like the ocean and lick-me abs, who claims to be better in bed than a werewolf.

Jax thinks that’s exactly what Sydney needs.

But Sydney has goals, and a relationship with the enigmatic Jax would challenge her.

Distract her.

Tempt her.

Sydney is about to find out that temptation is very hard to resist.

*Due to mature content, this New Adult novel is recommended for readers over 18.

One line teasers:

“Take them off, or I’ll tear them off.” #TemptingSydney

I scanned the shop like I’d been tactically trained to find washboard abs by the FBI. #TemptingSydney

He gave me a wolf-smile as he caught me. “Slippery, eh?”

Yeah. And that’s not all that was wet. #TemptingSydney

“Like doesn’t cover it. My ovaries tremble in his presence.”

AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE | 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

As a child, Angela Corbett’s most prized possession was a set of read-along books. She used to follow along with the narrator on the stereo and dream of when she would be able to read by herself. Her childhood reading habit led her to consider her future career. However, after consulting with her parents, she realized she had already exceeded hobbit height and since fairies and dragonslayers were tricky jobs to get, she decided she wanted to create worlds of her own. She started writing poetry in elementary school and worked as a journalist in high school and college, but could never leave her love for writing fiction behind.

She is a graduate of Westminster College where she double majored in communication and sociology. She has worked as a journalist, freelance writer, and director of communications and marketing. She loves classic cars, traveling, and escaping in a good book. She lives in Utah with her incredibly supportive husband and their five-pound Pomeranian, Pippin, whose following of fangirls could rival Justin Bieber's.

Eternal Starling is her debut novel and the first book in the Emblem of Eternity trilogy.



--Giveaway is open to International. | Must be 13+ to Enter

3 Winners will receive an E-Copy of Tempting Sydney by Angela Corbett.
3 Winner will receive a $5.00 Amazon Gift Card.
 
 

Release Day "Ignite"



Book Description:
After her father’s untimely demise in a mining accident and her mother’s abandonment, Lauren Lindsay is no stranger to loss. She’s used to living life for one person: herself. That is, until another family tragedy thrusts three children into her care and uproots her life in ways she could never imagine.

 

Lauren's first instinct is to run, until she meets their striking, mysterious neighbor Dean Powell. Their immediate chemistry and his connection with her late father just might be enough to keep her in town long enough to uncover pieces of her past that she never had answers to. Dean’s shady past and her reluctance to trust him could cost her the life she's always been searching for, but will she run back to her old life?

 

Or will she choose to stay and live the life her father always imagined for her?

 

 

 

Optional Excerpts:

 

Excerpt #1:

 

“Have you ever heard of koi no yokan?”

I shook my head.

“It’s Japanese,” he explained as he trailed his fingers lightly down one of my arms. “It doesn’t have an English equivalent. Roughly translated, it’s a term for the feeling that you have when you first meet someone.”

“Like love at first sight?” I asked, tipping my head up toward his.

“No, not quite like that. It’s more like you know that a future love with that person is inevitable, but it doesn’t exist in that moment.”

 

 

 
 
 
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Goodreads Giveaway link:
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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The Healer: Book Blast


Book Blurb: 
Seventeen-year-old Hope longs for a normal teenage life, but with a gift like hers, normal equals healing illnesses and injuries instantly. Keeping a secret like that isn't easy, especially when two handsome, young men move into town and begin unearthing other secrets concerning her future and past, revealing to Hope that her gift may be the fulfillment of a prophecy gone wrong.

The Healer Buy Link: http://www.smarturl.it/thehealer

Website: http://authorcjanaya.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/cjanayaauthor
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/cjanaya
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/CJAnaya21
Amazon author page: http://www.amazon.com/author/cjanaya



Cover Review: Breath taking
Book Review: A read that I'll sharing with all my reader friends. This is one that I couldn't put down. Hope is a teenage girl with powers who tries to be normal but with having powers that’s not easy. This book has many tense parts that will keep you guessing on what will happen next. I love fantasy/mythology stories, this author is one I’ll be looking out for more books by.
 


Melody Jackson and the House on Lafayette Street

 
Blurb:
 
The house next door had always been a little creepy. But when her father began to tell stories of his own childhood, Melody Jackson knew this wasn't going to be an average summer vacation.
        Great summer read.  Quirky know-it-all girls are rarely the star of a novel.  Join Melody Jackson and her funny family as they just try to live their lives amidst the chaos.
 
Twitter: @mjathols
facebook:  The Melody Jackson group page:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/547923991985182/
 
 
Review:
A funny read that many will enjoy. This book is well written with many words that will keep you turning the page waiting to read how it unfolds. The characters are quirky and loveable. The cover art fits the book as the are both has a lot going on.

Athena’s Ashes by Jamie Grey




Book & Author Details:

Athena’s Ashes by Jamie Grey
(Star Thief Chronicles #2)
Publication date: August 26th 2014Genres: New Adult, Romance, Science Fiction

Synopsis:
It’s Renna’s biggest job yet – convincing MYTH leadership that she’s put away her lock picks and is ready to save the galaxy, despite the dangerous implant in her brain. But with the Athena on the run, she’s working solo and facing her most ruthless enemy, the traitor Pallas, who’ll go to any lengths to destroy the MYTH organization. Including framing Renna for a devastating assault on MYTH HQ that leaves their defenses crippled and hundreds dead.

Now that MYTH believes she’s a dangerous double-agent, Renna escapes their firing squad before they put more holes in her than a pair of fishnet stockings. But the ticking time-bomb in her head is the one thing Pallas needs to complete his master plan and he’s not about to let her get away. Even worse, he’s discovered the only thing that will bring Renna to her knees – threatening Captain Nick Finn.

Out of time and options, Renna’s got one shot to take down the traitor before he annihilates everything she loves, even though winning this battle may cost her everything.


Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22049214-athena-s-ashes?ac=1

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AUTHOR BIO
Jamie Grey spent most of her childhood writing stories about princesses who saved the day and pretending to be a daring explorer. It wasn’t until much later that she realized she should combine the two. Now, as a tech-obsessed gamer geek, her novels mix amazing scientific developments, future worlds, and the remarkable characters that live in them.

Jamie lives in Michigan with her boyfriend and their pets, who luckily tolerate her overspending on tea, books, and video games. You can learn more about her at www.jamiegreybooks.com, or follow her on twitter via @jamie_grey.





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Monday, August 25, 2014

The Last Mission of the Living by Rhiannon Frater










Book & Author Details:

The Last Mission of the Living by Rhiannon Frater
(The Last Bastion)
Publication date: August 28th 2014Genres: Adult, Horror, Post-Apocalyptic, Zombies

Synopsis:

Humanity teeters on the brink of extinction…

Vanguard Lindsay Rooney has faced the undead hordes of Inferi Scourge and lived to tell the tale, but she has also suffered horrible losses. Like millions of other civilians, she had hoped that The Bastion would recover after a team of modified soldiers eradicated the undead hordes of Inferi Scourge that infested their valley. Yet the city still crumbles around them, along with any chance of survival.

Lindsey’s growing friendship with Torran MacDonald, an officer with the Science Warfare division, is her only solace as the decline of the city continues. When food riots fill the streets, martial law is enacted, and the upper echelons of government battle for control of the city, Lindsey is conscripted by her superiors to embark on a dangerous mission into the dead world beyond The Bastion. To add even more complications, Torran and the SWD join the squad.

Soon, Lindsey realizes that her mission is more than what it seems, and there are secrets that could both destroy The Bastion and take her life.


Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22535323-the-last-mission-of-the-living?ac=1

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--Author's site w/all purchase links: http://rhiannonfrater.com/my-books/

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AUTHOR BIO
Rhiannon Frater is the award-winning author of over a dozen books, including the As the World Dies zombie trilogy (Tor), as well as independent works such as The Last Bastion of the Living (declared the #1 Zombie Release of 2012 by Explorations Fantasy Blog and the #1 Zombie Novel of the Decade by B&N Book Blog), and other horror novels. In 2014, her newest horror novel, The Mesmerized, will be released by Permuted Press. Dead Spots will be published in 2015 by Tor. She was born and raised a Texan and presently lives in Austin, Texas with her husband and furry children (a.k.a pets).  She loves scary movies, sci-fi and horror shows, playing video games, cooking, dyeing her hair weird colors, and shopping for Betsey Johnson purses and shoes.

You can find her online at:Website: rhiannonfrater.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/astheworlddies
Twitter:  twitter.com/rhiannonfrater
Blog:  rhianonfrater.blogspot.com
Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/rhiannonfrater/
Email: rhiannonfrater at gmail.com



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Saturday, August 23, 2014

Looking for Lucy Jo by Suzy Turner

BOOK & AUTHOR INFO:

Looking for Lucy Jo by Suzy Turner
(Morgan Sisters #3)
Publication date: September 20th 2014
Genres: Urban Fantasy, Young Adult

Synopsis:
It’s their first Christmas since entering the Praxos Academy and 16-year-old sisters Lana Beth and Emma Jane Morgan are looking forward to some serious R&R. But when their little sister mysteriously disappears from her bed on Christmas Eve, all thoughts of fun disappear with her. Emma and Lana must do everything in their power to locate her and bring her home safely. Easier said than done, they are forced to go on yet another journey, this time taking them out to the murky depths of the North Sea as well as to the far reaches of southern Portugal.



 
 
 
Previous books in the series:
The Ghost of Josiah Grimshaw
Adopted sisters Lana Beth and Emma Jane are polar opposites, but when the same strange 'tattoo'
suddenly appears and winds its way up their bodies within days of each other, they soon realize
there's more to their relationship than they could ever have imagined.
Sent off to London for two weeks of 'work experience', the Morgan Sisters soon find themselves
being initiated into the ancient Praxos Foundation, one that protects the innocent while fighting evil,
both human and supernatural.
At the same time, Lana Beth and Emma Jane must also investigate why the sweet but sometimes
pesky ghost of Josiah Grimshaw just won't leave them alone.
 
What people are saying about The Ghost of Josiah Grimshaw
"I would go so far as to say that this book could be the beginnings of a series as good as those by
J.K. Rowling!"
"This book is a great start to a potentially brilliant series"
"I loved the bad guys, the graveyard antics, the talking dead, the superpowers of the kick-a** ninja
chicks, and the rite of initiation the sisters go through"
The Ghost of Josiah Grimshaw, FREE on Amazon
 
Daisy Madigan's Paradise (a novella)
When tragedy falls upon 15 year old Daisy Madigan, she escapes to the only place she feels safe,
the cemetery of Abney Park. There, in the company of the dearly departed, she realizes she is
changing, growing stronger and faster by the day. But in the darkness lurks a terror even she can't
imagine facing.
 
What people are saying about Daisy Madigan's Paradise
"Wonderful addition to the Morgan Sisters series! I might suggest reading The Ghost of Josiah
Grimshaw first, but this should stand on its own even if you haven't. Such a lovely, well written
story - I highly recommend it and all of her books."
"A fantastically evocative YA novella perfect for both younger and older teens."
Daisy Madigan's Paradise, FREE on Amazon
 
 
The Temporal Stone
It's been a couple of months since Emma and Lana entered the Praxos Academy and life has
been hectic ever since. What with regular A level classes combined with learning all about the
supernatural world, control classes, self defence and fight night, the girls are constantly busy.
But when their world seems to stop right in front of them, they and their fellow Watchers, have
a huge mystery to solve. A mystery which will lead them on a long road trip across south west
England where they will meet all kinds of strange creatures, some intent on causing harm and others
desperate to put a stop to the problem.
 
 
What people are saying about The Temporal Stone
"Suzy has done it again! Her books get better and better.... this had me gripped from the start!"
"Another great read, this is the third Morgan Sisters book I have read and I loved them all. Can't
wait for more."
The Temporal Stone, Amazon
 
 


 
AUTHOR BIO
 
 
Although Suzy is a Yorkshire lass at heart, she left her home town of Rotherham, UK, to move to Portugal with her family when she was ten. The Algarve continues to be her home, where she lives with her childhood sweetheart, Michael, two neurotic dogs and a cat who thinks she's a princess.
Shortly after completing her studies, Suzy was offered the position of trainee journalist for a local English newspaper. Her love of writing developed and a few years later she moved on to become assistant editor for the region's largest English language publisher. Since then she has also worked as the editor of one of the Algarve's most loved monthly lifestyle magazines. Early in 2010 however, Suzy began working as a full time author. She has since written several books: Raven, December Moon, The Lost Soul (The Raven Saga), Daisy Madigan's Paradise, The Ghost of Josiah Grimshaw, The Temporal Stone (The Morgan Sisters) and Forever Fredless.

Website: www.suzyturner.com
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/suzyturner
Facebook: www.facebook.com/suzyturnerbooks
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/suzy_turner
Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/suzyturnerbooks
YA Blog: http://www.suzyturner.blogspot.com
Chick Lit Blog: http://www.fictiondreams.com

Friday, August 22, 2014

The Double Negative by C. Lee McKenzie Book Blitz




Book & Author Details:

Double Negative by C. Lee McKenzie 
Published by: Evernight Teen
Publication date: July 25th 2014
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult

Synopsis:

“My life was going, going, gone, and I hadn’t been laid yet. I couldn’t go into the slammer before that happened.” Hutch McQueen.
Sixteen-year-old Hutchinson McQueen is trapped between an abusive mother and an absentee father. Shackled by poor vision and poor reading skills, he squeaks through classes with his talent for eavesdropping and memorizing what he hears. After another suspension from school and suffering through one of his mother’s violent attacks, he escapes to a friend’s house that turns out to be a meth lab. The lab is raided and Hutch lands in juvenile detention. When the court sentences him to six months in a new juvenile program, he meets a teacher with Alzheimer’s who will change his life and hers.


Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22733797-double-negative

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AUTHOR BIO
In my other life--the one before I began writing for teens and younger readers--I was a teacher and administrator at California State University, San Jose. My field of Linguistics and Inter-cultural Communication has carried me to a lot of places in the world to explore different cultures and languages. I can say, “Where’s the toilet?” and “I’m lost!” in at least five languages and two dialects. Go ahead. Pat me on the back.

My idea of a perfect day is one or all of the following: starting a new novel, finishing writing a blockbuster novel, hiking on a misty morning trail in the Santa Cruz Mountains, saying Namaste after a great yoga practice, sipping a cappuccino topped at a bustling cafĂ©, reading in front of a fire with snow outside, swimming in an ocean someplace.

I've just set out my perfect life. Day after day after day.









Quick This or That


Coffee or Tea?

Coffee is my mainstay drink in the morning. I seldom drink tea, but once in 

a while I love green tea or the kind that smells like cinnamon.


Cats or Dogs?

Cats. They help me write without slobbering on the keyboard.


Cake or Pie?

Pie as long as it's fresh fruit, preferably apple.


Summer or winter?

Summer because there are tomatoes.


Vampires or Shifters?

Shifters. Vampires have been done to death. Well, so have shifters, but 

these are the choices, right? :-)


Hamburgers or Hotdogs?

Hamburgers. I'm a big eater when I'm hungry. One hot dog doesn't cut it.

Last sport event you attended?

A college Lacrosse tournament. Fabulous. Our team won.


Last book you read?

I hate to say this, but it was mine. I had to read it before sending it out to 

readers! Now I feel very self-centered.


Parting Thoughts On Writing?

Yes. 

Oh, that’s not what you meant. Here’s a parting thought: Don’t let a bad 

review get you down. Here’s why. From the Musical Courier, 1887

“Brahams evidently lacks the breadth and peer of invention eminently 

necessary for the production of truly great symphonic works.”

Everyone sees, hears and thinks differently.




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Thursday, August 21, 2014

The Cover Reveal for Captured Love by Juliana Haygert


BOOK & AUTHOR INFO:
Captured Love by Juliana Haygert
Publication date: November 2014
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
designed by Najla Qamber Designs

Synopsis:
Warning: strong language, sex scenes
Word count: ~70,000
It’s been four years since twenty-year-old Jessica Hayes has been home, but when she discovers her father is dying, she must return to her hometown in South Carolina and face her past. Jessica thought patching up her relationship with her father would be her biggest challenge, but when she runs into Ryan Dawson—the catalyst of all her problems—she wonders if coming home was a mistake.
Ryan knows he screwed up. Hell, he paid the price…with interest. But when he runs into his best friend’s little sister, Jessica, he’s reminded that his debt will never truly be paid. He may have turned his life around, but he can’t undo the damage. So, he does what he should have done all those years ago. He stays away from Jessica, and all the other personal demons that still haunt him.
Jessica thought she wanted nothing to with Ryan, but something is different about him and she needs to know why. When she discovers the truth behind his change, she puts her troubles aside and tries to help him. But is putting her heart back in the line of fire worth disrupting her stable life back in Ohio, or will the past repeat itself, leaving her brokenhearted once again?





AUTHOR BIO
While Juliana Haygert dreams of being Wonder Woman, Buffy, or a blood elf shadow priest, she settles for the less exciting—but equally gratifying—life of a wife, mother, and author. Thousands of miles away from her former home in Brazil, she now resides in Connecticut and spends her days writing about kick-ass heroines and the heroes who drive them crazy.

Author Links:












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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Follow (Social Media #1) by @JAHuss


BOOK 1 COVER REVEAL:

FOLLOW (Social Media #1) by @JAHuss
Publication Date: August 27. 2014
Novella (150 pages)
Adult Contemporary Romance


Description: 
#Women.

I fuck them. I use them. I pay them off. I find another. My demands are never denied. My contracts are always signed. They submit to me. Willingly. Completely. Temporarily. This is how it’s always been. 

Until I saw that filthy tweet. 

@VaughnAsher My bare pussy. Your tongue. #ThingsIThinkAboutToGetOff 

“FilthyBlueBird” thinks she can tease me with hashtags and then hide behind a Twitter handle? She thinks I wouldn’t be more than happy to #RockHerFilthyWorld? She’s wrong. 

Her online fantasy is about to collide with her public reality, and it’s about to happen… now.



AUTHOR BIO
J. A. Huss likes to write new adult books that make you think and keep you guessing. Her favorite genre to read is space opera, but since practically no one reads those books, she writes new adult science fiction, paranormal romance, contemporary romance, urban fantasy, and books about Junco (who refuses to be saddled with a label).

She has an undergraduate degree in horses, (yes, really–Thank you, Colorado State University) and a master’s degree in forensic toxicology from the University of Florida. She used to have a job driving around Colorado doing pretty much nothing but shooting the breeze with farmers, but now she just writes, runs the New Adult Addiction and Clean Teen Reads Book Blogs, and runs an online science classroom for homeschoolers.

Author Links:



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15$ Amazon gift card, Super social media swag pack, Signed copy of FOLLOW
Open internationally

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

The Cover Reveal for Doll Face by Heidi Acosta




BOOK & AUTHOR INFO:

Doll Face by Heidi Acosta
(Barbie World #3)
Publication date: October 14th 2014
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult
Designed by Mae I Design

Synopsis:

What do you do when the one person you don’t want is the one person you need?
When nineteen-year-old Katie said goodbye to her small hometown to go to a prestigious college far away, looking back was the last thing on her agenda. Nevertheless, it didn’t take long for everything to come crashing down around her. When Katie learns that her parents lost everything, stripping her from her comfortable life—no more fancy cars, trust fund, or money for college—Katie is left scrambling to put her life back together. Then Adam Nash walks into her life, causing it to spin even further off course.
Adam is the complete opposite of Katie. He lives his life in the fast lane—fast bikes, loose women, and easy excitement. When Katie comes crashing into his life, she is exactly what he didn’t know he needed. But Katie can’t get involved with a guy like Nash, not if she wants her old life back. However, Nash is not about to let Katie get away from him that easy. He knows what he wants… and he won’t stop until he gets it.
From the author that brought you Barbie Girl and Barbie World comes the next installment in the Baby Doll series, Doll Face—a fast-paced, new-adult novel that can be read as a standalone.



AUTHOR BIO
Heidi Acosta was born on Long Island, New York. Moving around a lot when she was younger, she has lived in New York, Arizona, New York (again), Washington, Georgia, and Florida, in that order. Each place offered her something special, but she will always consider New York her home.
Heidi started writing as soon as she could spell. When she was three, Heidi’s mother gave her a copy of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House in the Big Woods; thus beginning her lifelong love affair with literature.
Writing soon also became a form of therapy for Heidi, when she realized that no matter what was happening in her life, she could find emotional escape while writing. Some of her earliest stories featured her as a princess who explored new worlds with her horse Buttercup. If it sounds romantic, it wasn’t, there was no prince charming in those fairy lands (boys where yucky).
Heidi now resides in Florida with her husband, very active daughter, one hyper Chihuahua, two sweet cats, and one very fat moody cat.
Barbie Girl is the first Novel of Heidi’s new, four-book, Baby Doll Series: Barbie Girl, Barbie World, Doll Face, and Southern Sugar.


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Monday, August 18, 2014

Book Problem #1


"Strings" Kat Green's Blog Tour






Author Kat Green’s Bio –

Kat Green was born Nov 1979 into a military family, and moved around alot during her childhood. This shaped her into the person she is today. At ease with meeting new people and adapting to new surroundings. Her family roots are from Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. Kat now lives with her husband and son on the south coast of England, Portsmouth. She doesn't pretend to be the best, and is still growing as a writer and having fun along the way. She loves books and has a busy imagination. Her love for music plays a big part in her first nove, Strings, and she can be found mainly at gigs around the UK. In 2010 she lost her mother to blood cancer and it was time to put her words on a page and stop worrying about what people might say, 'Life is too short and precious to waste' is her motto. Writing is her passion and her escape. If you like what she does, she says 'Thank you!' For those who don't, she says 'Thanks for giving her a chance.'


Book Blurb –
The rise of the Black Eagles was meteoric, from band practice in the garage to global stars almost overnight.
And Melissa Webb, the beautiful girlfriend of the front man, appeared to have it all.
But when Luke Black disappears without a trace and Melissa wakes up in a hospital bed after a savage attack, her perfect world is shattered and their lives are plunged into a potentially deadly crisis.
Where is Luke, and can he be found before it is too late? 

Praises –
“I started reading this book yesterday morning and I could not put it down, it was that good.  ” - Stacie review on Amazon
“Looking forward to another book about the The Black Eagles and the Eagle girls.  ” - Teresa Jensen review on Amazon
“So well written! I couldn't put it down! I can't wait for the sequel!! ” - Kate Youngreview on Amazon
“I could not put this book down.” - Rubina Guerrero review on Amazon 
“It is quite a gripping story.” - Paula Esteban review on Amazon
I’m in love with Kat Greens writing skills. She knows how to show emotions and action and writes a good balance between it.” - Annika review on Goodreads
“…have a story with heart stopping moments, twists and turns that will keep you hooked to the end.
Can't wait for the next book.” - Emmie Kates on Goodreads




Character Interview: Luke Black –
Q1: How old were you when you started playing guitar?
LB: I was 12.  My mum gave me Chloe, my acoustic guitar on my twelve birthday.
Q2: What started your song writing?
LB: Losing my best friend at age 7 in a house fire. I wrote my first song Pink Ribbons for Chloe, who was also the reason I named my guitar. Her death impacted on me that much. I was 7 years old and it was the only way I could move on and accept it. But, without letting her go completely.
Q3: If Chloe was still alive, do you think she would be your girlfriend?
LB: I often ask myself that. I don’t know if she would have been in my life romantically but she would be my best friend. That I am very sure of. A part of me thinks she was removed to allow me to meet Melissa. She is my little Angel who I believe has always been with me. I’ve never forgotten her.
Q4: If you were not in a band or doing anything music related. What job would you be doing?
LB: I would still be working in a petrol station. Dying of boredom. I try not to think about it. I’m doing the only thing I want to do and have any skill in.
Q5: What was it like to go from playing to 20 people in a pub to what you’re doing now?
LB: Mind blowing, insane and I am still in shock. Everyone dreams of it but not everyone gets it. I am so thankful for every fan we have.
Q6: What song is your favourite to perform?
LB: Ooooh that’s easy ‘Weekend High’ I wrote that when I was twenty after a really bad relationship. It wasn’t really a relationship but at the time I didn’t see it,  it was just convenience and there was no love there. Also, the fans go nuts to it.
Q7: Which gig has been your favorite so far?
LB: Now, that is harder to answer because every gig is amazing for all kinds of reasons. I don’t think it would be fair to choose one. That is like saying to one set of fans ‘Oh you were great’ and make other fans feel like you are dissing them. But, for sentimental reasons our third gig at Ruby’s back home will always be special. I meet my Liss there and it was what changed everything for me, and us as a band.
Q8: It’s a Saturday night and you’re not on tour. What would you be doing? 
LB: I don’t see Liss much so we would either be catching up at home. (Luke winks and laughs) or we would be out with everyone getting drunk.
Q9: Who is your best friend?
LB: My band are my best mates but the ultimate title goes to Dale. He’s always there for me even when I’m a pain in the arse, we’ve know each other since we were 10.
Q10: What would you like to say to your fans about the gossip that surrounds you?
LB: That most of it is complete and utter rubbish. If you haven’t heard it from me the chances are it isn’t true. And, Just to clarify the latest story. The band are not splitting up. My girlfriend isn’t sleeping with my drummer, doesn’t have a drink problem and isn’t pregnant.
Q11: You have 48 hours to live. What would you do?
LB: I would put on the biggest show and say goodbye to my fans before spending whatever time I have left with the people I love. Hopefully write a song that will go down in history so I live on forever.


Character Bio: Luke Black –
CAREER: Front man for The Black Eagles.
Full name: Luke Black
Gender: Male
Age: 22
Birthday:  Sept 7th 1991
Nationality: English
Religion:  Music
City or town of birth: Portsmouth UK
Currently lives: London
Relationship Status: Taken

PHYSICAL APPEARANCE
Height:  Short but has presence bigger than Goliath
Hair colour: Jet Black
Hairstyle: Short with a lightening strike fringe
Eye colour: Sapphire Blue
Tattoos: Eagles on Left side and both arms
Piercings:  None
Preferred style of clothing: Jeans and Hoody
Frequently worn jewellery: Leather wristband given to him by his Girlfriend

HEALTH
Smoker? Too much
Drinker? Too much
Any physical ailments/illnesses/disabilities: Travel sickness

PERSONALITY
Personality:  Perfectionist, Loving but fierce if messed with.
Likes: Guitars, Eagles and his girlfriend
Dislikes: Vanity and Liars
Fears/phobias: Losing his arms so he can’t play guitar
Favourite colour: Black
Hobbies: Music, Music and Music

SKILLS
Talents/skills: Guitarist, Lyricist, Singer and Leader.
Ability to drive a car?  Yes

EATING HABITS
Favourite food(s): Homemade
Favourite drink(s):  Beer, Whiskey and Coffee
Disliked food: Nothing, eats anything.
Disliked drinks: Water

HOUSE AND HOME
Describe the character’s house/home: Top floor Apartment in London
Significant/special belongings: Chloe, his acoustic Guitar
Parents names: Debbie and Stuart Black
Siblings? Only Child
Other Important Relatives: Ray his manager is like a tour dad to him.
Partner/Spouse: Melissa Webb (Girlfriend. Soul mate)
Best Friend: Dale Baxter (Band member)
Other Important Friends: Toby Maxwell and Tom Lawton (Band members

 

 

 

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